The Governor’s Civics Awards for Schools is a cross-sector initiative open to all South Australian schools, including government, Catholic and independent. The awards aim to develop student awareness and skills as active and informed citizens in a multicultural and democratic society.

They have been designed to align to the Australian Curriculum: History and Civics and Citizenship. In 2020 the awards are available for years 5 to 12 and include individual, group and school categories.  In the individual category students will respond to a history and/or civics question. In the group category schools will submit the work of a school group in the area of civic involvement.

The school’s category invites schools to nominate their civics and citizenship education program as an example of outstanding practice. A maximum of 4 individual student entries and 2 group nominations per school can be forwarded for judging by the Governor’s Civics Awards for Schools judging panel.  The winners of the 2020 awards will be announced on Proclamation Day 2020 and awardees will be invited to a reception at Government House to receive their awards early in 2021.

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